Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at WE SPILL THE TEA. Scientists say we only have 10 years left to save the planet, and although we know this is one small step in the journey, we felt a deep responsibility with being business owners. We felt that if we were to create a consumption-based product, it would have to be good for you and good for the planet. There would not be any compromising on this. It had to check off both boxes.
We are not perfect and know it is about progress over perfection, but the same level of intention we gave to the design and branding, we carried this over to our sustainability efforts. You can find more throughout our website (mainly because we are really proud of it), but our sustainability efforts truly go from box to seed to sip.
Our box is recyclable and made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, which promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests and ensures all certified products responsibly source their wood or paper.
Our tea overwrap (clear wrapper) looks like it’s plastic, but it isn’t. Our tea overwrap is made from a plant based, biodegradable material that breaks down and is commercially compostable.
Our tea bags are also made from an ingredient called Soilon, a plant based, biodegradable material housing our organic tea blends. In addition, the tea tag and string are attached to the tea bag through a heat seal instead of use staples or glue adhesive, which are toxic or harmful to the environment.
Lastly, we wanted to make sure that our profits protected the sustainable growth of the brand and allowed us to reinvest in areas we believed in. Part of that meant giving back to the planet. Through our partnership with 1% For The Planet (and as a proud member), we are committed to donating 1% of our annual total sales to environmental charities who are making a difference. We look forward to sharing more about our sustainability journey and holding ourselves partly accountable for the future of our planet. When you shop with us, know you are supporting a company who aims to do good for the planet and give back, while creating a best-in-class product. The list is not exhaustive, we just know it is the right thing to do.